Thursday, November 8, 2012

Review: Fathomless by Jackson Pearce

Fathomless (Fairytale Retellings, #3)
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published September 4th 2012 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Celia Reynolds is the youngest in a set of triplets and the one with the least valuable power. Anne can see the future, and Jane can see the present, but all Celia can see is the past. And the past seems so insignificant -- until Celia meets Lo.

Lo doesn't know who she is. Or who she was. Once a human, she is now almost entirely a creature of the sea -- a nymph, an ocean girl, a mermaid -- all terms too pretty for the soulless monster she knows she's becoming. Lo clings to shreds of her former self, fighting to remember her past, even as she's tempted to embrace her dark immortality.

When a handsome boy named Jude falls off a pier and into the ocean, Celia and Lo work together to rescue him from the waves. The two form a friendship, but soon they find themselves competing for Jude's affection. Lo wants more than that, though. According to the ocean girls, there's only one way for Lo to earn back her humanity. She must persuade a mortal to love her . . . and steal his soul.
My Thoughts/Review:
I am so glad that I started reading this one right after I read Sweetly. Even though it is a different story completely it blends greatly going from one book to the other. The characters in this book are amazingly complex. They all have a spark and energy to them that makes you want to delve more into their personal story. Celia is a triplet and I am a twin so I completly relate to what Celia is going through with her sisters. I can't really explain the premise without revealing spoilers, so I am not going to.

All I am going to say is that it is an amazing retelling of The Little Mermaid that has some major unique twists and turns throughout the entire book. I loved all of the uniqueness and shockers in this book. The ending was fantastic and just how I would have wanted it to end if I was writing this fairytale series. Jackson Pearce, once again, is a fantastic writer. You can tell that she thinks about every word she puts on the page. Lo, who acts as the kind of "mermaid" in this book was also fantastic. I loved the struggles that she had to go through and how she got through them in the end. You got to explore all the complexities and conflicting feelings that were the foundation of this book. You get to find out some more backstory a little bit into the Fenris world and what other bad things they are doing.

The one thing I would have to say negatively about this book was that it wasn't as exciting as Sisters Red or Sweetly. I found myself reading it more slowly and didn't think about it all the time like the others. That said, I could have been in a funk or didn't want to read it quickly. Overall I really loved the ending and the complete package this book offered me. If you haven't read Pearce's fairytale retellings series, I definitely recommend it to everyone. Please check them out. I swear they won't disappoint. I can not wait for Pearce's next book and the continuation of this series, it is really getting good. I am really hoping for a fantastic ending at some point where all the characters from each of the books come together and beat the fenris. Here's Wishing and Hoping. =]

Overall, I give this book:
An Under the Sea, fantastic retelling of a "little mermaid." =]
5 out of 5 Stars
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